Nanotech 2005 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2005 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

NEMS and MEMS Fabrication Chapter 7

A Gate Layout Technique for Area Reduction in Nano-Wire Circuit Design

Authors: H. Hashempour and F. Lombardi

Affilation: LTX Corp., United States

Pages: 471 - 474

Keywords: nanowire, circuit design, layout optimization, physical area

An strategy for developing integrated circuits with many individual nanodevices has yet to be formulated. This paper presents an homogeneous (array-based) approach for designing and manufacturing digital circuits using nanotubes or nanowires. By targeting contacts which occupy large area, and using a novel high level combinatorial formulation for area, substantial savings is obtained in physical mask layouts. The ultimate objective is to provide a further insight on the applicability of Moore's law to nanotechnology by evaluating the effects of area in logic circuit design.

ISBN: 0-9767985-1-4
Pages: 808
Hardcopy: $109.95